2023 High School Football

Second Gametime Recruiting & Consulting Senior All-Star Bowl a competitive success

Gametime Recruiting & Consulting CEO Rodney Cox basks in another successful Senior All-Star Bowl featuring talent from Arizona and five other states (Javier Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Rodney Cox, the CEO of Gametime Recruiting & Consulting, put himself in a predicament during Saturday’s Senior All-Star Bowl at Mesa’s Legacy Park.

The former Arizona State standout defensive back with a wealth of player development knowledge decided to be on the staff of the Black all-star team going against the White.

White prevailed 22-20 in what was an entertaining and competitive game that marked the end of the high school careers of the almost 80 players who participated from schools all the way up in Colorado City (El Capitan) to down in Nogales.

Many of the players on the White squad understandably gave Cox some good-hearted grief.

Cox staged the second annual event to help players have additional opportunities to be noticed by college recruiters at the junior college, NAIA and NCAA Division II and III levels. He provides the athletes and their parents assistance with film and scout information to college coaches.

His work is more essential with the transfer portal in college football now making programs prioritize players from other schools rather than mostly bring in high school talent.

What happens in this case is more players who could have went to Division I schools are now headed to the lower levels of college football. Therefore, the players who need help to get noticed are those Cox is working with the most.

Powell was named the White team’s Defensive MVP

Playing for the Berean Academy rather than Buena is Sierra Vista is something Powell does not regret.

“I really believed in Coach (Jalen) Hampton and the program and the culture he was building (at Berean),” Powell said. “I can confidently say that I’m not where I am without him and no matter how many lows we had in the season, it was my brothers and sister playing at Berean all the way. I can’t ever repay the coaches and players there as much as I see fit. But I will continue to be successful on the idea of making good on them.”

On his performance in the All-Star Bowl and ongoing football career in college:

“I was proud of my team putting me in position to make the plays that get the glory. All of them did their jobs to a tee and held it down forcing passes deep in my direction. And as far as my future, it is just beginning. I’m really excited to move on to the next level, and while I haven’t made decisions yet, I know I will end up somewhere as long as God sees it fit. Proud of my team as a whole got a little close towards the end but I had confidence from the jump.”


ALLSPORTSTUCSON.com publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He is a former Arizona Daily Star beat reporter for the Arizona basketball team, including when the Wildcats won the 1996-97 NCAA title. He has also written articles for CollegeAD.com, Bleacher Report, Lindy’s Sports, TucsonCitizen.com, The Arizona Republic, Sporting News and Baseball America, among many other publications. He has also authored the book “The Highest Form of Living”, which is available at Amazon. He became an educator in 2016 and is presently a special education teacher at Sunnyside High School in the Sunnyside Unified School District.

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